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Lower Sac/ Yuba Fly Fishing Report

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Hogan Brown Reports on 6.24.2015:

Lower Sac Striper Fishing – There is a TON of young stripers in the river right now. Lots of shaker size fish and 17-20” fish. The big fish seem to be slowly coming out of their shad coma and getting on the feed. I have had clients land and loose a few nice 20+ pound fish and have seen some pics from friends of bigger ones caught but I still think the big ones are yet to get going really well as the shad are just thinning out. Late June –September is prime time and things are shaping up for a great striper year on the Lower Sac.


Lower Yuba River Trout – Flows on the Lower Yuba are at a really good level hovering around 1000cfs. I had high hopes for the fishing to improve as flows were raised to protect the king salmon moving up river but have yet to see the fishing really improve. I guided out there 2 days over the last week and fishing was fair at best. Morning was best and the bite seemed to get pretty tight midday. Hatches are minimal if non-existent from what I could see. That said there is a TON of caddis on the rocks and I have not been staying until dark when the caddis and PED hatches usually come off. I have been throwing some golden stone dries and hopper patterns in likely holding water as with the higher flows fish have been moving along the bank for shade and cover but had no luck. Most of my fish are coming on rubber legs and various caddis patterns. Not sure what to expect over the next few weeks to be honest on the Lower Yuba.


Lower Sac Trout – spent a day or two floating from Jellys to Bend and summer fishing in that area is in full swing. Trout are in the rocks and swirls eating rubber legs, small stones, and caddis patterns. If you can stand the heat floating down low on the sac during the summer is a great option and should remain good through August.

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